Blind Empiricism by Eliezer Yudkowsky (LW 2.0) – Many rationalists take ‘outside view thinking’ and ‘be a fox not a hedgehog’ way too far. Eliezer walks through three real life examples in detail. If you lack certain skills, like ‘saying oops I was wrong’, this defensive epistemology can make sense. On the other hand this defensive stance can lead you into confused thinking, for example thinking that having a model at all means you won’t update if you get contradictory evidence.
Male Dairy Calves Male Chicks And Relative Suffering From Animal Foods by Eukaryote – The mainstream EA advice is that eating beef and dairy is much less harmful than eating eggs and chicken. Including ‘incidental animals’ like male chicks or male calves born to dairy cows doesn’t change the qualitative results.